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- ItemDigitization Capacity and Skills of Academic Librarian in Nigeria(Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, 2016-06-21) Adeleke, Akinniyi AIncreasing number of Nigerian universities is devising creative means of increasing their digital contents in the public domain by digitizing intellectual outputs of their faculty members. Digitization accords academic institutions the opportunity of making their institutional resources available thereby increasing their visibility and better performance in ongoing web ranking of world universities. However, certain skill sets and competencies are required by librarians who are responsible to establish and maintain digital collections in their respective institutions. This study therefore to investigated the level of librarians ’possession of these skills. A survey was conducted on librarians in eleven selected private and public universities in Nigeria that have minimum ICT infrastructure required for digitization. Eighty six librarians responded and data analysis revealed that digitization was still at its infancy in the libraries and few librarians were involved in the process. The study also found librarians score themselves below average in many of the specific digitization skills even though they considered them important. Also, majority of the librarians had no formal professional training in digitization and only a few spent time for personal skills development in the process.
- ItemDigitization capacity and skills of academic librarians in Nigeria(University , Nigeria, 2016-06-21) Adeleke, Akinniyi A; Senior LibrarianIn order to increase their global visibility and better performance in the web ranking of world universities, more Nigerian universities have been devising creative means of increasing their digital contents in the public domain resulting in more sharability of institutional resources. Digitization builds capacity for the university library system to realize its mandate of supporting learning, teaching and research activities of its parent institutions through the instrumentality of the emerging and evolving information and communications technologies (ICTs). However, certain skill sets and competencies are required by librarians in Nigerian universities to establish and maintain digital collections in their respective institutions. A questionnaire survey is conducted on this category of information professionals in ten selected private and public universities that have minimum ICT infrastructure required for digitization. The collected data are analyzed and results presented in simple descriptive statistics.
- ItemDigitization: An examination of the capacity and skills of academic Librarians in Nigeria(Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, 2016-06-22) Adeleke, Akinniyi AMore university libraries are building institutional repositories in Nigeria University of Jos was the first to break the ice in 2009 FUT, Owerri is digitizing postgraduate theses and dissertations Redeemer’s University digitized past question papers in 2011 Other efforts are ongoing.